* BUMPED UP *
A retired member of SEAL Team Six, writing under the name of “Mark Owen,” reportedly put pen to paper (and the help of a co-author) and is going to tell what really happened on the raid that took out Osama Bin Laden. Bet your ass that Obama and his National Security team are quite nervous because this story will blow holes in the yarn spun by the White House. According to the New York Times:
A detailed first-person account of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, written by a member of the Navy SEALs who participated in the mission and was present at Bin Laden’s death, will be released next month, the publisher said on Wednesday.
A closely held secret within Penguin, the publishing house that is planning to release it on Sept. 11, the book promises to be one of the biggest titles of the year, with the potential to rattle the presidential campaign in the final weeks before the Nov. 6 election.
Titled “No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama bin Laden,” the book was written by a member of the SEALs who is using the pseudonym Mark Owen. Dutton, the imprint of Penguin that acquired the book, said he used a pen name and changed the names of other SEAL members for security reasons.
The author, a former member of SEAL Team 6, was a leader in the operation that resulted in the death of Bin Laden in Abbottabad, Pakistan, on May 2, 2011. According to a description of the book provided by the publisher, the author gives a “blow-by-blow narrative of the assault, beginning with the helicopter crash that could have ended Owen’s life straight through to the radio call confirming Bin Laden’s death.” It describes the book as “an essential piece of modern history.”
Why is this book being written? Real simple.
It is a response to the lies of the White House and Obama’s effort to use SEAL Team Six as a campaign prop. It is, like this ad, a reaction by professionals sickened by Obama’s being a wannabe poseur:
Let’s review what Obama really did in the lead up to the hit on Bin Laden.
First, Obama drug his feet on going after Bin Laden. CIA was ready to go in January of 2011, but Obama said no. It was only when Leon Panetta advised the President that he would have to brief Congress that the CIA believed it had located Bin Laden, that Obama relented and allowed the Op to go forward.
Second, Obama made sure that if things went sour that the military and Panetta would shoulder the blame.
In case you can’t read the scribble, here is the “translation:”
Received phone call from Tom Donilon who stated that the President made a decision with regard to AC1 [Abbottabad Compound 1]. The decision is to proceed with the assault.
The timing, operational decision making and control are in Admiral McRaven’s hands. The approval is provided on the risk profile presented to the President. Any additional risks are to be brought back to the President for his consideration. The direction is to go in and get bin Laden and if he is not there, to get out. Those instructions were conveyed to Admiral McRaven at approximately 10:45 am.
Third, the cover story put in place to protect the mission and its operators was abandoned by Obama and his National Security team. Originally, according to an old friend who was involved with this op, Bin Laden’s demise was going to be announced as a result of a drone strike in an isolated area along the Pakistan/Afghanistan border. We secured the tacit approval of senior Pakistani Generals to allow the hit in Abottabad to go forward with the understanding that we (the United States) would not finger Pakistan for protecting and harboring Bin Laden. When the helocopter went down, Obama and his team panicked. They decided they could not stick with the cover story and unilaterally decided to go public.
Apologists, like CNN’s Peter Bergen, have bought into this bullshit. They argue that because the helo crashed Obama had no choice and the cat was out of the bag. Horseshit!!
All we had to say was that a helo crashed while transporting U.S. military personnel to a meeting in Pakistan. We did not have to admit one damn thing about what the chopper was actually doing and, more importantly, there was nothing on board the helo afterwards that would have given up the mission.
“But it crashed in Bin Laden’s yard?” the apologists will whine. So what. Who was going to admit that? Not the Pakistanis. Remember, in the immediate aftermath of the raid the Pakistanis went house to house confiscating cell phones and cameras to prevent any images from getting out. That alone is prima facie evidence the Paks knew what was coming. They did not want the shame of admitting they had been harboring a mass murderer. The only way the world learned about this was because Obama and his team could not wait to get on air and do a victory lap. This was all about politics.
The day after the announcement that Bin Laden was dead, Obama’s minions were out lying their asses off about what actually happened in the compound. And they fed this line of bullshit to gullible, clueless writers like Nick Schmidle, who penned a fantasy piece in the August New Yorker.
The book set to come out on 9-11 will blow a big hole in the Obama story. Let’s not forget that Obama, rather than keep his damn mouth shut, quickly gave approval for his subordinates to work with Hollywood to produce a Obama friendly version of the killing of Bin Laden. To hell with the truth, they only cared about being re-elected.
Mark Owen, the psuedo of the author of the upcoming book, is going to catch some major hell. Watch the Pentagon and the Department of Justice try to shut this down. But the goal is not to protect operational details and mission sensitive secrets. The goal is to prevent the truth from coming out that will expose the lie of Obama’s spiking the football and trying to make personal political hay out of this mission. That’s what is up.
If you care to go back and look at my expose on the lies surrounding the Obama raid, here are the links: